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Support Achievement Academy

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children.”

- John Dewey

I am writing to draw your attention to a matter of great importance. In my retirement, looking to give back to my community, for three years I have volunteered as a tutor for an awe-inspiring organization, the Achievement Academy of Durham (AAD).

AAD is a nonprofit school, free to students 16 through adult who are pursuing the General Education Diploma (GED). Earning a GED leads to more educational opportunities and better lines of work, which situates former “dropouts” to become contributing members of their communities.

AAD is committed to offering a year-round program, however, it is common for a not-for-profit organization to occasionally experience a financial challenge and summer school is in jeopardy.

My sole purpose in writing this letter is to give members of my community an opportunity to help keep open a truly valuable service.

Please check out their website to learn more about AAD, and while you are there, please invest in the future of our youth by making a generous gift via credit card, or if you prefer, sending a check to AAD, 2614 Crest Street Durham, NC 27705.

Bernie Stewart

Durham

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